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I’m getting ready to sign off for Christmas in order to focus less on blogging and squabbling and news, and more on Jesus. I’d like to leave you with a little bit of music and beauty as I go. Latin is just a neat language. I don’t mean neat as in “cool,” like the kids [Read More...]

“The Man Comes Around” [Dark Country: Songs For October]

Series introduction and other entries. Johnny Cash: “The Man Comes Around” Really, only one guy could have the final slot in this series: the man who made dark country his motif by dressing all in black. I wanted to end on a note of  hope, and Johnny’s song about the Last Judgement is the perfect way to go. [Read More...]

“Caleb Meyer” [Dark Country: Songs For October]

Series introduction and other entries. Gillian Welch: “Caleb Meyer” I’d forgotten all about Gillian Welch’s song about the ghost of a murdered rapist until a reader reminded me of it on Twitter. She’s got a great voice for this kind of song. [Read more...]

“The Snakes Crawl At Night” [Dark Country: Songs For October]

Series introduction and other entries. Charlie Pride: “The Snakes Crawl At Night” More murder, but this time with an oddly cheerful chorus in this tale of a man being tempted to murder by Satan .   [Read more...]

“Down From Dover” [Dark Country: Songs For October]

Series introduction and other entries. Dolly Parton: “Down From Dover” The one and only Dolly, with one of her most poignant songs, about a woman left pregnant and abandoned by her lover. Controversial in its time, she later recut it for her bluegrass album Little Sparrow. The later version is superior and adds a verse, but I [Read More...]

“‘neath A Cold Grey Tomb of Stone” [Dark Country: Songs for October]

Series Intro: October is a month of lengthening shadows and stirring shades, as the chill creeps in, all things green turn beautiful colors before dying, and the dark presses ever closer. Country and traditional music captures darkness the way no other genre really does. Songs of loss, damnation, violence, madness, murder, suicide, and terrors of both this [Read More...]

“Eli Renfro” [Dark Country: Songs For October]

Series Intro: October is a month of lengthening shadows and stirring shades, as the chill creeps in, all things green turn beautiful colors before dying, and the dark presses ever closer. Country and traditional music captures darkness the way no other genre really does. Songs of loss, damnation, violence, madness, murder, suicide, and terrors of [Read More...]

Dark Country: Songs For October

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October is a month of lengthening shadows and stirring shades, as the chill creeps in, all things green turn beautiful colors before dying, and the dark presses ever closer. Country and traditional music captures darkness the way no other genre really does. Songs of loss, damnation, violence, madness, murder, suicide, and terrors of both this world and [Read More...]


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